Beauty Blogger Essentials

I get a lot of questions regarding how I built my website, what apps I use for editing photos, what camera I use to take selfies etc. So I figured I would dedicate a post to the 'behind the scene' essentials of a blogger (can apply to different types of blogger, not just beauty related blogs). So grab a notepad, screenshot, get inspired and don't forget that every one of your favorite influencers started somewhere so don't get discouraged and just start! 

Cover FX Blurring Primer & Mattifying Spray

So I've been using Cover FX products a lot lately and was super excited when I received a package from them two days ago containing their blurring primer and mattifying spray (along with a couple of other goodies). I was a little skeptical with both products at first, as I'm not crazy about primers or mattifying products but decided to try them out regardless and I have three words for them... AH-MA-ZING.

Everyday Skin Care Favs

So on my last post I wrote about favorite products for the perfect summer glow but I wanted to dive in deeper into my everyday skin care. I get countless questions on a daily basis in regards to how I get my skin to glow naturally and texture free. As a guy, it is a challenge to keep the skin, glow smooth and textureless due to facial hair but not impossible! Here is a list of my skin care favs!

Flawless Skin Tutorial VIDEO

So I filmed and uploaded this video on Youtube a while ago but never shared it on here! I am honored to be a part of the Make Up For Ever 'Blend In Stand Out' campaign and thought it would be cool to share a tutorial using all of my favorite MUFE products! 

Beauty Trends That Will Take Over In 2017

Happy New Year! Can you believe 2016 is over? A new year for self-growth, success and most importantly beauty trends is upon us! Let's get rid of those ridiculous beauty trends of 2016 and make 2017 your most beautiful yet. These are the beauty trends that will take over this year. (Giving you a little head start to set them before your favorite influencers do!)

Jeffree Star Cosmetics 'Regina George' Skin Frost Review

Who doesn't love Mean Girls? It's a total classic! ("If you're from Africa then why are you white?" - Karen Smith) No character stood out more in Mean Girls than the ever so villainous Regina George. Iconic. When I found out that Jeffree Star Cosmetics was releasing a skin frost named Regina George, I had to jump at the opportunity of trying. Let's just say it was soooo fetch.

My NEW Favorite Foundation

Being the beauty enthusiast that I am, I am constantly finding products that I can't seem to live without until I find yet another product that I then can't seem to live without. (First world problems) The beauty industry is consistently pushing the envelope and creating amazing products that will bring as close to perfection as possible. This is most definitely the case with makeup powerhouse brand, Make Up For Ever and their ah-mazing Ultra HD line.

Night Skin Routine

My skin has absolutely transformed since I decided to undergo a strict night routine. Your skin rejuvenates and repairs itself from everyday exposure to pollution, makeup, dirt and other external factors while you sleep. It is essential to prep the skin to maximize this rejuvenation process. No matter the skin type, properly cleansing, toning, and moisturizing before going to bed is crucial to the health of your skin. 

Male Grooming

The line between gender and beauty has significantly blurred in the past year and has given rise to an interest in makeup amongst males. The super macho anti-makeup attitude of the 90s is giving way to a new era of beauty enlightenment amongst men and doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Lately, my everyday routine has consisted of simple male grooming because it requires very little time and effort but gives you a polished look for any occasion.

Favorite Beauty & Skin Care Products of 2016

I absolutely cannot believe that 2016 is over. It's almost as if each year flies by quicker than the last. 2016 was an amazing year for myself, I got to grow as a beauty influencer, person and I am more inspired than I have ever been in my entire life. I've also been able to try some amazing products that have kept me looking my best. Here are my picks for favorite beauty & skin care products of 2016.

Collab with @LynetteCenee! How To Get Perfect Skin Without Filter.

So I had the pleasure of collaborating with my beautiful friend Lynette Cenee! She is one of the newest ipsy stylists, and is known for her fun, creative content and her incredible knack for magic. We spontaneously filmed this collab while I was hanging out at the ipsy studios in LA, and it was honestly so much fun. This is my first collaboration ever, and I'm so glad it was with a great friend of mine. Definitely check her out on Instagram and Youtube @LynetteCenee. Hope you enjoy the video!

Instagram Tutorial: Body Contour

So I haven't worked out in three weeks so that I could film this mini "Body Contour" Instagram tutorial. I knew I would get a lot of comments saying "Well you already have abs!", so I ditched the gym and saw the muscles disappear slightly and felt it was the right time to film. (The things I do for ya'll, everyone knows that I'm a total gym rat!) I've wanted to film this tutorial for a while now, and am so excited to share it with you all! Get that body snatched in an instant with some highlight and contour!

Gerard Cosmetics Metal Matte Lipsticks! (Review + Lip Demo)

It's finally the day, Gerard Cosmetics' Metal Matte Liquid Lipsticks have launched! These six shades are described as iridescent yet neutral. The matte formula gives it the appearance of the original matte liquid lipstick GC is famous for but has a metallic look when exposed to light. They are truly six unique and gorgeous shades that everyone will love! 

How To Keep Your Lips In Top Top Shape This Winter!

Whether you're on the East Coast like I am where New York winters are cold, long and snowy or a West Coaster where a winter in LA means temperatures drop to a freezing 55 degrees (rolls eyes), there is no getting around the dry air winter brings. Dry air wreaks havoc on the lips and no matter what you do, if you aren't equipped to battle it, you end up with chapped, painful lips...

Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation Review!

Oh my god ya'll, so it's been a couple of weeks since the launch of the Anastasia Beverly Hills stick foundations and I'm sure you have seen them featured in countless looks on Instagram, Youtube etc. I was a little hesitant to try this formula because I had never used a stick foundation before, but I absolutely love Anastasia Beverly Hills products and thought it would be worth the try. I tackle everything from coverage, blendability, color range and price!